UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news UC Davis neuroscientists receive prestigious NIH BRAIN Initiative Awards http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9294/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9294 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 30, 2014) - Two UC Davis research teams developing transformational technologies to understand the dynamics of the neural circuitry underlying behavior and cognition have received awards from the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a presidential grand Challenge enterprise. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9294 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-30T00:00:00Z Media Advisory: UC Davis to launch Behavioral Health Research Center in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9296/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9296 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 30, 2014) - The Center of Excellence at UC Davis is part of a $15 million comprehensive research effort funded by a grant from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, established under Proposition 63. The commission is funding a similar center in Southern California at UCLA. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9296 Susan Mar 2014-09-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis medical student honored with Physicians of Tomorrow Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9293/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9293 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2014) - Alexander Nguyen, a fourth-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine who is focused on improving the health of Americans, especially at-risk youth, received an American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award. He is one of 21 students across the nation recognized for this academic achievement. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9293 Carole Gan 2014-09-29T00:00:00Z Superheroes visits UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9292/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9292 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2014) - Superheroes took a break from their crime-stopping schedule to visit UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this week. The special visit was made possible through the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the West Coast Avengers. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9292 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-26T00:00:00Z Women's heart health featured at this year's Princess Promenade bicycling event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9290/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9290 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2014) - Bike riding is one of the best ways to improve heart health, but too few women enjoy its benefits. UC Davis cardiovascular experts are encouraging more women to take advantage of the region's vast cycling resources as collaborators in the upcoming Princess Promenade, a women's cycling event in Sacramento on Sunday, Oct. 5. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9290 Susan Mar 2014-09-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school welcomes newest graduate students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9288/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9288 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2014) - Nutrition, nursing and public health are just some of the fields represented by the 63 new students entering the four graduate programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9288 Susan Mar 2014-09-24T00:00:00Z Cancer center's Brain Innovation Group funded for brain tumor tool http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Innovation Group has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve brain cancer surgery and treatment using UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9287 Susan Mar 2014-09-24T00:00:00Z Higher nurse-to-patient standard improves staff safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9280/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9280 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according to a UC Davis study published online in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9280 Susan Mar 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z School of Medicine alumni honored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9284/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9284 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - This year’s UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Day honored three physicians and medical alumni for their longstanding commitment to excellence on both professional and personal levels. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9284 Susan Mar 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Pediatrics unit supports Operation Backpack drive http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9282/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9282 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - Pediatrics unit nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital supported Operation Backpack for the third year, donating 190 backpacks filled with school supplies to Volunteers of America last month. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9282 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Stuart Berger joins UC Davis as chief of pediatric cardiology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - Stuart Berger, one of the nation's premier pediatric cardiologists and the leader in a national campaign to prevent sudden cardiac arrest deaths in children and teens, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as professor and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9278 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2014) - Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9189 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-21T00:00:00Z Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: The Underlying Molecular Concepts, topic of October MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9260/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9260 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 19, 2014) - Katheleen Gardiner, Anna and John J. Sie Professor of Genetics at the University of Colorado, Denver, will discuss “Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: The Underlying Molecular Concepts,” during the first UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer address of the 2014-15 season. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9260 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named one of the nation's top hospitals with great heart programs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9268/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9268 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has been named one of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs” for 2014-15 by Becker's Hospital Review. In developing the list, the publication's editorial team considered hospitals that “lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic healthcare.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9268 Karen Finney 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Aguilar-Gaxiola presents NIH seminar on mental-health treatment gaps among Latinos http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9269/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9269 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of clinical internal medicine and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, on Thursday, Sept. 18, presented a seminar entitled, “If You Build It, Will They Come? Addressing Mental-Health Treatment Gaps in Latinos,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9269 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z David Schrimmer joins UC Davis as chief of maternal-fetal medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9240/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9240 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - David B. Schrimmer, a highly respected obstetrician and gynecologist who is expert in the management of complex pregnancies, including multiple gestations and those requiring fetal therapy, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as professor and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9240 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Pushing past cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - Special event targeting young cancer survivors ages 15-39 to be held on Nov. 8, 2014 at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2279 45th St., Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9261 Susan Mar 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis to recognize Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Oct. 15 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9266/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9266 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is sponsoring a day of interactive, informative event to recognize the brave face of each woman with breast cancer on Oct. 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cancer center, 4501 X St., Sacramento. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9266 Susan Mar 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Ulfat Shaikh named Quality Improvement Project Leader by the American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9251/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9251 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Ulfat Shaikh, director for healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine and pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, has been named the Quality Improvement Project Leader for the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9251 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9255/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9255 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9255 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9254/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9254 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9254 Susan Mar 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z Exploration of dementia and its causes next Alzheimer's Disease Center Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9241/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9241 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2014) - Memory loss is a feature of aging for many people, but when does the normal memory loss associated with growing older become dementia, and how should dementia be diagnosed and treated? Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9241 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-15T00:00:00Z Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9230/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9230 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2014) - In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9230 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital team stars in music video http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9244/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9244 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital faculty, staff, residents and patients are featured in a new music video, "Glory Glory Sacramento," which will be shown at halftime at tomorrow's Sacramento Republic FC playoff game. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9244 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-12T00:00:00Z Jessie Rees Foundation delivers JoyJars to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9245/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9245 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2014) - The Jessie Rees Foundation and its partner Anthem Blue Cross, made a special visit to the children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, delivering 100 JoyJars yesterday. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9245 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis-developed target leukemia treatment shows promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9243/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9243 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2014) - Noriko Satake, UC Davis pediatric oncologist and researcher, has demonstrated in laboratory studies that a new, targeted treatment for leukemia is effective. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9243 Susan Mar 2014-09-11T00:00:00Z 10th Annual Sake Fest benefiting UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center set for Oct. 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9235/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9235 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 10, 2014) - The 10th Annual Northern California Premium Sake Fest, benefiting the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Heart Center, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9235 David Ong 2014-09-10T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen named 2014 Rare Champion of Hope honoree http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9151/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9151 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2014) - Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been announced as the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9151 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-09T00:00:00Z Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism ameliorates symptoms, alleviates developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - Treatment at the earliest age when signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms so that, by age 3, most who received the therapy had neither ASD nor developmental delay, a UC Davis MIND Institute research study has found. [español] Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9182 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center Offers Spanish Mini Medical School http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9228/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9228 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Latino Aging Research Resource Center and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities will present the sixth Spanish Mini Medical School on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9228 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis, University of Washington launch project to develop depression care for older adults http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 5, 2014) - UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. The grant launches Archstone Foundation’s Depression in Late Life Initiative to improve the quality of life for older adults suffering from depression.  Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9224 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-05T00:00:00Z A hobby with high purpose http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9216/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9216 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) - As part of Angel Flight West's team, surgeon and pilot Tom Stevenson donates his time and plane to fly people who need organ transplants, kidney dialysis, cancer treatment and other types of care to locations throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9216 Susan Mar 2014-09-04T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 29 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. The sessions will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from Sept. 29 through Nov. 17. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9209 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-04T00:00:00Z Breast vs. bottle feeding in rhesus monkeys http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9210/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9210 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2014) - Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis and UC San Francisco has shown. The study, which compares breast- and bottle-fed infants, appears online September 3 in Science Translational Medicine. [en español] Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9210 Carole Gan 2014-09-03T00:00:00Z Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9206/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9206 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2014) - Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9206 Susan Mar 2014-09-02T00:00:00Z The early cost of HIV http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9205 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205 Susan Mar 2014-08-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers launch study examining autism in girls http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2014) - Autism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls — but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism. A new study, called the ‘Girls with Autism — Imaging of Neurodevelopment’ or GAIN Study, led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will explore those differences in very young girls with autism. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-28T00:00:00Z Young earthquake survivor thankful to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9198 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 27, 2014) - Nicholas Dillon, the brave 13-year-old who survived after a chimney collapsed on him in his home during the Napa Valley earthquake last Saturday, is in good condition in UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dillon’s recovery has garnered national and international media attention. He was interviewed from his hospital room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit yesterday by NBC News, among other media outlets. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-27T00:00:00Z Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9051 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) - mKit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online today in Nature Communications. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051 Dorsey Griffith 2014-08-26T00:00:00Z Hagerman, Hendren publish comprehensive book on treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2014) - Randi Hagerman, Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, and Robert Hendren, professor, vice chair and director of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, are the editors of a new leading-edge book, Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms, published by Oxford University Press. The book details advances in genetics, neurobiology and psychopharmacology, and their treatment applications in clincial settings Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-25T00:00:00Z Brrrrrr! Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic answers ice bucket challenge http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9190 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Björn Oskarsson, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic braved icy waters on the west side of the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center at UC Davis Medical Center Aug. 20 to answer the ALS ice bucket challenge. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z California isn't measuring up in the fight against cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9193 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - In a media briefing at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released How Do You Measure Up?, an annual report that scores each state on how they are doing in the fight against cancer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193 Susan Mar 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Kizer appointed to UCOP Advisory Council on Student Veterans http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Kenneth W. Kizer, a distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement and national expert on veterans’ issues, has been asked to serve on University of California President Janet Napolitano’s Advisory Council on Student Veterans. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191 Carole Gan 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Door-to-door fundraising scam does not benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9187 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2014) - The Sacramento-based UC Davis Health System reminds northern California residents that it never seeks donations using door-to-door solicitors and does not work with organizations that use this fundraising approach. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187 Karen Finney 2014-08-20T00:00:00Z CAARE Center and SacEDAPT Clinic receive federal grant to treat psychosis in traumatized youth http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9173 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2014) - The UC Davis CAARE Center and UC Davis Psychiatry’s SacEDAPT Clinic have received funding to improve the assessment and treatment of underserved traumatized youth who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis ALS Clinic, School of Nursing answer "ALS ice bucket challenge" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9184 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic will answer the ALS Association’s “ice bucket challenge” Wednesday, Aug. 20 at noon on the west side of the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and treatment. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-15T00:00:00Z Pediatric patients build some fun at Lego event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9167 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - As a former UC Davis Children's Hospital patient, Zachary Hill knows what it is like to spend time in the pediatrics unit of UC Davis Children's Hospital. Last month, the 17-year-old returned and brought some Lego fun with him. Hill, a life scout from Troop 107 in Sacramento, decided to focus his Eagle Scout project on creating a playroom event for the boys and girls in the pediatrics unit.  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Davis will converge at the UC Davis MIND Institute for a daylong summit on innovative translational neurodevelopmental research. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Summer Concert brings smiles to kids, grownups alike http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9175 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - More than 250 staff, faculty, students and neighbors enjoyed live music, food and fun at last week’s free summer concert, presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The event was co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon raises $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9172 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2014) - Telethon viewers and partners raised $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-12T00:00:00Z Novel drug action against solid tumors explained http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9171 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171 Susan Mar 2014-08-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis primary care practices receive prestigious recognition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9157 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2014) - All 18 UC Davis Medical Group primary care clinics received recognition in July from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary-care providers for efficiency, quality and innovation in primary care. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157 David Ong 2014-08-08T00:00:00Z Pan awarded grant to test 'smart' chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9168 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center oncologist Chong-Xian Pan has received a $650,000 grant from the VA Northern California Health Care System to conduct the first clinical trial of a novel chemotherapy-delivery drug he developed for bladder cancer patients. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168 Susan Mar 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis launches a clinic to treat thoracic outlet syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9166 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Health System has opened a clinic dedicated to treating a rare and complex condition called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which occurs when blood vessels or nerves running from the upper body through the arm become compressed, causing problems ranging from reduced mobility and pain to life- and limb-threatening blood clots. It is most often the outcome of trauma, repetitive movements or extra ribs that are present at birth. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166 Karen Finney 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z Observing brain synapses in action http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9142 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2014) - Lin Tian’s fascination with neuroscience stems from a deep curiosity about the complexity and elegance of the human brain. As one of only five scientists in the U.S. and Canada — and the first at UC Davis —to be named a 2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, Tian will be developing optical sensors and applications to acquire fundamental insights about how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142 Carole Gan 2014-08-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean selected for national gerontological research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2014) - Founding Dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Heather M. Young, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164 Jennette Carrick 2014-08-05T00:00:00Z Teen hospice patient receives surprise visit from soccer star http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2014) - The UC Davis Hospice Program recently arranged a special occasion for one of its patients, who also is an avid soccer fan, 13-year-old Bryan Garcia: an unannounced visit to his home from Rodrigo Lopez, a member of the Sacramento Republic FC soccer team of United Soccer Leagues. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school approved for $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9152/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9152 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2014) - A research project led by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was approved for a $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study improving health for individuals with diabetes. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9152 Susan Mar 2014-07-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine welcomes its Class of 2018 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9147/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9147 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2014) - fSeven years ago this month, Thomas Cranmer was serving his country as a Navy SEAL, helping injured platoon members who were hit by gunfire during an ambush in Ramadi, Iraq. This week, he’s in California, getting ready to put on a white coat and receive a stethoscope during a special ceremony that will welcome him and 109 other students into the UC Davis School of Medicine Class of 2018. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9147 Susan Mar 2014-07-30T00:00:00Z First vascular surgery fellow aims to help her community http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9144/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9144 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - UC Davis Health System’s first vascular surgery fellow — LeAnn Chavez — completed her two-year training program on June 30 and hopes to use her new skills to help Native Americans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9144 Susan Mar 2014-07-29T00:00:00Z MIND Institute seeks participants for working memory study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is seeking participants for a study examining the benefits of a computer-based, game-oriented training program for enhancing working memory in children and adolescents with autism and fragile X syndrome. Participants must be between 8 and 17 and have been diagnosed with either autism or fragile X. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9139 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-29T00:00:00Z Kohl's Cares supports UC Davis Children's Hospital's trauma prevention efforts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9094/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9094 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2014) - The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a grant for $285,292 from Kohl’s Cares® to support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital free community concert on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.2 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9094 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-28T00:00:00Z Walmart and Sam's Club fundraiser creates miracles http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9128/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9128 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2014) - Walmart and Sam’s club customers and members were encouraged to “put your money where the miracles are,” during its six-week annual miracle balloon campaign from May 1-June 13. Mostly one dollar at a time, UC Davis Children's Hospital partnered with 62 locations across the Sacramento Region to raise $433,812, raising over $3 million since the partnership began to help provide help patient visits for more than 74,000 kids each year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9128 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-25T00:00:00Z Program succeeds in supporting women faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9127/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9127 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2014) - A program that supports the professional development of female faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine has been recognized as a model for other institutions seeking to address challenges facing female faculty. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9127 David Ong 2014-07-25T00:00:00Z Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9136/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9136 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9136 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Neither gender nor parenthood force doctors to leave surgery training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - While having children or being female is often thought to be linked with the decision to leave a general surgery residency, this is not true, according to a 10-year evaluation of UC Davis residents. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9135 Karen Finney 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Community invited to UC Davis Children's Hospital's free summer concert http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - The young and the young at heart are invited to a free outdoor summer concert featuring music by Sacramento dance band Hip Service, a special player appearance from the Sacramento Republic FC, entertainment from the Radio Disney Road Crew and a kids zone. The event is presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital and co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9098 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis eye surgeon receives Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9130/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9130 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - Mark J. Mannis, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and director of the UC Davis Eye Center, has received the Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society for his significant contributions in the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the inspiration for the founding of the Cornea Society, is the society's highest honor.    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9130 Carole Gan 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Saric receives Janet Gordon Armour M.D., Scholarship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9129/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9129 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2014) - UC Davis medical student Suzana Saric has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Janet Gordon Armour, M.D., Scholarship, which benefits an outstanding first-year female student pursuing primary care medicine. The award, established in 1997, honors Janet Gordon Armour, a 1978 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9129 Carole Gan 2014-07-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis study researches potential link to care for mothers battling depression: their child's pediatrician http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2014) - Pediatricians will screen mothers for depression in a new research study conducted at UC Davis Children's Hospital. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9123 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-21T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers seek infants for study on early signs of autism and ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9115/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9115 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers are seeking participants for a new study that will examine the early development of infants who have an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or who are developing typically. In an effort to detect the earliest signs of developmental problems, the researchers will test a new online screening measure that uses videos to help parents track their infants’ development. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9115 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z School of Medicine earns renewed accreditation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9122/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9122 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - The nation’s accrediting authority for M.D. programs has voted to continue accreditation of the UC Davis School of Medicine. The renewed status by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) follows a lengthy systematic review of the school as well as a site visit earlier this year. It provides UC Davis with a new eight-year term. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9122 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher receives NSFC grant to find new gastric cancer genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9120/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9120 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - No Stomach for Cancer Foundation (NSFC) has awarded cancer geneticist Luis Carvajal-Carmona a $50,000 grant to study the genetic characteristics of gastric cancer. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9120 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z 'Support cells' in brain play important role in Down syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - Researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California have identified a group of cells in the brain that they say plays an important role in the abnormal neuron development in Down syndrome. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9116 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z Medicare reimbursement for surgical procedures poorly reflects reality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9113/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9113 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2014) - The current system used to determine Medicare payments for surgeries — called relative value units, or RVUs — poorly correlates with the actual work involved in procedures, new research from UC Davis has found. The authors of the study, which will be published in the August issue of the Journal of Surgical Research, call for a more objective system for determining the value of work done by surgeons. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9113 Karen Finney 2014-07-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System earns 2014 'Most Wired' designation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9111/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9111 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2014) - For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Health System has earned “Most Wired” status as one of the nation’s health leaders in information technology. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9111 Susan Mar 2014-07-17T00:00:00Z Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis receives one of initial Future of Nursing Scholars grants to prepare doctoral nurses http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9110/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 16, 2014) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is one of only 14 nursing schools nationwide to receive the first grants from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number nurses with Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9110 Susan Mar 2014-07-16T00:00:00Z Neural stem cell discovery may aid in treatment research for deafness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9106/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9106 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine have for the first time shown that a polysialylated glycoprotein that regulates neurodevelopment exists on the surface of cells in the adult inner ear. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9106 Susan Mar 2014-07-15T00:00:00Z U.S. News' ranks UC Davis Medical Center programs among the nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9099/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9099 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2014-15 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released July 15, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9099 Carole Gan 2014-07-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9103/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9103 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, recognizing research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9103 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z New combination drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9105/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9105 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitor, the drug controls angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), limiting a tumor’s ability to grow and spread. The study appears today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9105 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z Pancreatic surgery complications impact hospital costs more than length of stay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8695/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8695 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2014) - When it comes to a specific type of pancreatic surgery, post-operative complications have a far greater impact on total cost than does how long the patient stays in the hospital, according to a published paper by UC Davis researchers. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8695 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. Children who have only isolated loss of consciousness after head trauma do not routinely require computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, reported researchers from UC Davis Health System and Boston Children’s Hospital.  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9091 Charles Casey 2014-07-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital receives Excellence in Life Support Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9082/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9082 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital has received the Excellence in Life Support Award from the international Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for its Extracorporeal Life Support Program. The program provides lifesaving support for failing organ systems in infants, children and, in some cases, adults. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9082 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-07T00:00:00Z Dr. Michael Buonocore, professor of radiology, dies at 59 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9065/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9065 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 3, 2014) - Michael H. Buonocore, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Radiology for 27 years, died of cancer on June 21. He was 59. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9065 David Ong 2014-07-03T00:00:00Z Sac Republic FC fans donate art supplies, toys to UC Davis Child Life Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9077/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9077 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department collected more than 600 art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC game on June 7 at Hughes Stadium. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9077 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-02T00:00:00Z Sickle cell drug passes early phase trial http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9061/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9061 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9061 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-02T00:00:00Z